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Gary Barlow; Anita Lasker-Wallfisch; Georgians at the British Library

John Wilson talks singer-songwriter and X Factor judge Gary Barlow, to cellist and Auschwitz survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, and reviews a new exhibition about the Georgians.

With John Wilson.

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch survived Auschwitz by playing the cello in the Auschwitz Women's Orchestra. After the war she joined the English Chamber Orchestra and her son is the renowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch. On Sunday they both take part in a concert in Vienna marking the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Anita Lasker-Wallfisch's reflects on her time in the prison camp, described in her memoir Inherit the Truth, which is republished this week.

Gary Barlow discusses why it has taken him 14 years to produce a new solo record, how it felt to be dropped from his record label after Take That split, and what he thinks of criticism of The X Factor.

A new British Library exhibition, Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain makes the case that the Georgians were the architects of modern Britain, introducing many of the interests and pursuits that endure today. Historian Amanda Vickery reviews.

Producer Ellie Bury.

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30 minutes


  • Anita Lasker-Wallfisch

    Duration: 13:45

  • Georgians Revealed - Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain

    Duration: 04:13

  • Gary Barlow

    Duration: 09:52

Gary Barlow

Main image: presenter John Wilson with Gary Barlow OBE

Gary Barlow's first solo studio album in 14 years, Since I Saw You Last, is out on 25 November and he releases his new single Let Me Go a week before that on 17 November. He will tour the UK in April 2014.

Georgians Revealed

Georgians Revealed
The exhibition Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain is at the British Library from today (8 November 2013) to 11 March 2014. 

Gallery - Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
Inherit the Truth 1939-1945: The Documented Experiences of a Survivor of Auschwitz and Belsen by Anita Lasker-Wallfisch (with a preface by Martin Gilbert) is republished this week as a paperback and ebook by Giles de la Mare Publishers.

Image: Presenter John Wilson with Anita Lasker-Wallfisch


Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Raphael Wallfisch
Interviewed Guest Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
Interviewed Guest Gary Barlow
Producer Ellie Bury


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